Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services


Summer 2016 Site Review

Position: Business Sales Intern
Student: Economics Sophomore

I can truly say that the whole time I spent working with Sprint Corporation ended up being one of the best couple of months in my life. I didn’t only learn real-world skills but I was also able to meet amazing people. The environment at the “1166” New York office was welcoming. Every member made me feel like a part of the team and useful since day 1. I feel I was able to add value to my team by assisting in various projects.
One of the best and most valuable things I got this internship experience was the career and perspective it gave me. Sprint is a large company (Forbes 100) with many opportunities for employees. It’s a telecommunications holding company that provides wireless services and is a major global Internet carrier. It is the fourth largest wireless network operator in the United States, and serves around 60 million people.
A key aspect in the decision to admit students to the program was the diverse experiences and leadership skills they had acquired through the past years. After being hired I spoke with the recruiter and told her why she picked me over other candidates with better GPAs. She told me a big part of this internship would be how you deal with people in an interpersonal level.

During my time I appreciated the work environment, responsibilities, and the people I had to work with. I received great support and feedback from both interns and supervisors. I worked on multiple areas of the company focusing on strategy and operations from the business sales perspective. During the first two weeks of the internship you will be in training under the supervision of a sales coach. The following weeks will consist of working in different projects. For the telecommunications industry summer is a very slow couple of months so what we mainly did was financial modeling and projections for the upcoming high volume sales season. We also took part of a nationwide competition between interns on who got the highest number of business prospects throughout the duration of the internship.

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